From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It’s kind of crazy to think that the 2016 election is already a year away, and we’re already seeing multiple polls in the U.S. Senate race before the second campaign finance deadline (and six months before the candidates can even file petitions to get on the ballot).  Two days ago, Public Policy Polling (D) released a poll showing incumbent freshman Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman with a narrow, two-point lead against former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland (43%/41%).  Unlike an earlier Quinnipiac Poll, which showed Strickland attracting more Republican crossover votes than Portman attracting Democrats, PPP showed the opposite with […]

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State Rep. Stephanie Kunze is a “strong conservative leader” with “the heart of a mother”, according to her slick advertising campaign.

She was named an “emerging leader” by GOPAC—the Newt Gingrich/ Pete DuPont training program that teaches Republican candidates how to use certain types of repeated phrases and memes to establish their brand.

Stephanie Kunze has been rewriting her own history ever since. She’s come a long way from her run for Hilliard City council in 2009, when her eligibility to appear on the ballot was questioned because she was working […]

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In the Ohio Senate’s version of the state budget bill, House Bill 64, a controversial provision added in by the Ohio House was left unchanged:

Sec. 3301.078. (B) No funds appropriated from the general revenue fund shall be used to purchase an assessment developed by the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers for use as the assessments prescribed under sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.

The “partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers” is better known as PARCC, the consortium that administered the new state tests in Ohio and many other states this year and was […]

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When Lebron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat in 2010, former Ohio congressman turned Lehman Brothers banker John R. Kasich was running for governor. Called “The King” for good reason, Lebron James, born and raised a Buckeye in Akron, got beat up by the former Fox News political talk show host, who pretty dumped on him as he left family and friends to venture south to the Sunshine State.

James is arguably the best basketball player of the day, and his exploits on the court bring comparisons with Chicago Bull’s great Michael Jordan as the […]

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